Candidates Night Tonight in Congers

Candidates Night Tonight in Congers

BY ROBERT KNIGHT The Congers and Valley Cottage Civic Associations will hold their semi-annual “Candidates Night” tonight (Thursday, Sept. 14) at 7:30 p.m. at the Congers Veterans Memorial Association (VMA) building on Lake Road in downtown Congers, next door to the firehouse. All candidates running in Clarkstown for town and county offices have been invited to participate and most […]

ONE TOWN DIVIDED OR TWO SEPARATE TOWNS ?

ONE TOWN DIVIDED OR TWO SEPARATE TOWNS ?

Orange County Legislature votes to allow Kiryas Joel referendum to ‘secede’ from Monroe BY KATHY KAHN  By overwhelming majority, the Orange County Legislature last week agreed to allow the Town of Monroe to put a referendum on its November 7 ballot to create an all-Satmar Hasidic town. Speaker after speaker filled the County’s Emergency Services Building on […]

Victorious Ramapo candidates speak out

Victorious Ramapo candidates speak out

New Direction for Ramapo coalition candidates Bill Weber (for Supervisor) and Shani Bechhofer (for Town Council) and Grant Valentine (for Town Council) won convincing victories Tuesday night in the Reform and Green primaries. “Last night’s results are another indication of how eager Ramapo residents are for a new direction in town government,” Bill Weber, the […]

Results of Primary Day 2017 in Rockland County

Results of Primary Day 2017 in Rockland County

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Over 15,000 Rockanders turned out to the polls on primary election day Tuesday, September 12. Voter turn out was highest among Democrats, largely drawn out by the contest for Surrogate Court justice between Legislator Alden Wolfe and Keith Cornell. The New City lawyer, Cornell, won the race handily, 5,549 votes to 4,314, […]

THE LEGISLATOR’S LOOPHOLE: Wolfe uses politics to assist judicial campaign

THE LEGISLATOR’S LOOPHOLE: Wolfe uses politics to assist judicial campaign

Most candidates would be disqualified but politicians get away with it STAFF EDITORIAL ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES This year’s Democratic primary for Rockland County Surrogate Court justice has exposed an obscure but real flaw in the rule book that governs New York State judicial campaigns. It is well known that judicial candidates are restricted in their campaign activities because their position […]